With the long weekend fast approaching remember that mosquitoes aren’t the only tiny pests to be wary of. Another tiny creature that can transmit disease is the tick.
Lyme is a borreliosis caused by borrelia bacteria, which commonly infects woodland animals like mice or deer. Ticks pick up the bacteria by biting infected animals, and then pass it on to their human hosts.
This week I visited with Marlene Spies, an amazingly warm and intelligent lady who is passionate spreading awareness about Lyme Disease. Marlene was infected with Lyme Disease in 2007. You can read her story and her follow her blog at meerkatmarlene.blogspot.ca
Protect yourself and your family by arming yourself with information; prevention is your best defence:
Region of Peel, Public Health – information on vextor-borne illnesses
Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation